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Paratici says Spurs have signed 'one of the most talented' prospects in Europe, Arsenal were also linked

Spurs beat the likes of Arsenal to the signing of Pape Matar Sarr in the summer transfer window.

And Fabio Paratici has described the Tottenham newcomer as “one of the most talented” youngsters in European football.

Spurs, Arsenal and several other clubs were linked with the 18-year-old prodigy over the summer.

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As well as Tottenham and the Gunners, Sarr was linked with the likes of Aston Villa, Everton and Chelsea.

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However, Spurs ended up winning the race for the Senegal international.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham agreed a £14.5million deal plus add-ons.

Sarr will remain on loan at Metz until the end of the season, so he’s very much one for the future.

And Paratici is delighted to have got the talented midfielder on the Spurs books.

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“I think Pape is one of the most talented in Europe,” the director told the Tottenham website.

“Our job is not to look just at tomorrow, but maybe also past tomorrow or next year.

“This is our job, and I think we made a great signing.

“In all of Europe they speak about this, a lot of teams were interested.

“A lot of teams were there to sign (him), so we made a very good signing.

“He needs experience, he needs to play games, to stay in one team and play regularly.

“A great investment for the club, and a great vision for the future.”

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